Inca Jungle Trail Premium 5D/4N
Day 1: Rainbow Mountain.
We start our tour with a hotel pick up at 3am before heading south of Cusco through the area of Urcos taking a detour to drive through Pitumarca. We will then continue passing through small villages until reaching the community of Hanchipata – Quesuno where we will start our walk. During our walk we will have the opportunity to appreciate many nearby mountains including the snowcapped Ausangate, beautiful lakes and grazing fields. Our walk will last around 3 hours until we reach Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain) where we will have around 1 hour to take photographs of the unique landscape before returning to our starting point. The return journey will take approximately 2 hours after which we will return to Cusco by private transportation.
Day 2: Cusco – Biking – Santa Maria Pispitayoc (Rafting-Optional)
We will begin the next part of our tour the following day at 5.30am when we will collect you from your hotel. We will then start our journey with an approximate journey time of 3 hrs. We will pass through the beautiful and enchanting scared valley on our way to our first stop at the Incan town of Ollantaytambo. Here we will have time for breakfast (this meal is not included and is optional). We will continue to Cordillera del Vilcanta reaching our highest point of 4316 mts, it is here we will begin our decent by bicycle lasting approximately 3 hrs. On the way we will pass unique ecosystems which characterise the Andes and the Jungle. Our activity will finish in the town of Huamanmarka where we will enjoy a buffet lunch. After which our journey will continue to Santa Maria where you will have the opportunity to participate in an additional activity by rafting along the river Urubamba (1200 mts). Finally we arrive to Cocalpampa where we have a short climb of half an hour until reaching the community of Pispitayoc (1530 mts). Here we will stay with a local family for the night.
Day 3: Pispitayoc – Thermal baths – Santa Teresa – Treking.
On the second day of our tour we will start at 7.00am with a good breakfast prepared by our hosts. Afterwards we have a short walk uphil of half an hour, reaching a height of 1720 mts. Here we can enjoy wildlife and florna native to the area such as coffee plants and fruit plants such as mangos, oranges, bananas, papaya etc. During our walk we pass along a stretch of the original impressive Inca trail and from the top we have fantastic views of the whole valley of the river Urubamba. We continue our walk until we reach the small village of Quellomayo where we can enjoy lunch and have a restorative siesta. Afterwards we continue walking until reaching the relaxing soothing warm waters of Cocalmayo where we can enjoy a swim in the termal pools. Finally we continue walking a further 30 minutes more to the town of Santa Teresa where we will spend our third night.
Day 4: Santa Teresa – Hydroelectric station – Aguas Calientes (Tiroleza-Optional).
On the fourth day of our Inca Jungle Machu Picchu tour we begin at 6.30 am with a traditional breakfast in Santa Teresa. Afterwards we have the opportunity to go zip-lining (this activity is extra and optional). This day will have the characteristics of a tropical climate. Once we have finished our optional activity we will travel from Santa Teresa until reaching the Hydroelectric power station. Very near here there is a sacred Incan ceremonial site, or Intihuatana, waiting for us. Finally we will finish our journey by foot with a walk around the town on Aguas Calientes. Here we will head to our accommodation to rest and spend the night on comfortable beds. After arriving we will enjoy a dinner with our guide who will discuss the plans for the following day.
Day 5: Machu Picchu – Cusco.
On our final day of the Tour Inca Jungle Machu Picchu we will start very early at 4am. We start early in order to see the sunset from the top of Machu Picchu. This stretch of our journey will take us about an hour and 45 minutes to reach the top. After we enjoy this magical view we will have a guided tour around the site, lasting approximately 2 hours, to inform us about the rich history of the ancient ruins around us. After our guided tour you will have free time to explore the site where you have the option to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (both require advanced reservation and incur an additional cost). The round trip to Huayna Picchu by foot will take around an hour and a half and gives magnificent views of the valley from the top. The site closes at 5.30pm and it is at this time we will return to Aguas Calientes, take the train to Ollantaytambo and then take the bus back to Cusco. There is also the possibility to spend an extra night in Aquas Calientes to give extra time in Machu Picchu.
- Pick up from your hostel.
- Private transport by tourist bus from Cusco to Abra Málaga and to Santa Maria.
- Front suspension Bikes with helmet, gloves, body protection.
- 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunch and 3 Dinner.
- 1 night in a homestay/hostel with basic facilities.
- 2 night in a hostel with private bathroom
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
- Bilingual guide for fivedays.
- Assistant guide (if number of passengers exceeds 14).
- Return train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo and tourist bus to Cusco.
- First aid kit.
- Option of vegetarian food (no additional cost).
- Not included optional activities like rafting – zipline(US$ 30.00 per activity)
- Bus ticket to Machu Picchu (US$ 18.00).
- Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the final day.
- Snacks and additional food.
- Ticket for the thermal pools at Santa Teresa S/. 10.00.
- Mineral Water for the duration of the trip.
- Clothes for cold weather.
- Clothes suitable for outdoor activities (one each).
- Walking shoes.
- Insect repellent
- Hat or cap.
- Rain jacket or poncho
- Extra money
- Travel backpack.
- Sun block.